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Betsy Byars (1928–2020)

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Betsy Cromer Byars was born in1928. She graduated from Queens College in Charlotte, North Carolina. While she was in graduate school, she began writing articles for The Saturday Evening Post and Look. Byars writes novels for young people. She is an expert at tapping in to the pain of adolescence, näytä lisää using bits of her own experience to flavor her characters. She is author of more than 60 books and has won numerous awards. Her book about a 14-year-old girl and her mentally retarded brother, The Summer of the Swans (1970), won the Newberry Award as the most distinguished contribution to children's literature that year. Other books include The 18th Emergency (1973), The TV Kid (1976), and After the Goat Man (1995). Betsy Byars died on February 26,2020 at the age of 91. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

Joutsenten kesä (1970) 4,535 kappaletta
Tornado (1996) 1,782 kappaletta
The Pinballs (1977) 1,236 kappaletta
Keskiyön kettu (1968) 1,162 kappaletta
The Golly Sisters Go West (1985) 869 kappaletta
Trouble River (1969) 754 kappaletta
Wanted...Mud Blossom (1990) 643 kappaletta
The Eighteenth Emergency (1973) 611 kappaletta
The Not-Just-Anybody Family (1986) 514 kappaletta
The Cybil War (1981) 507 kappaletta
Cracker Jackson (1985) 452 kappaletta
Keeper of the Doves (2002) 360 kappaletta
The Cartoonist (1979) 312 kappaletta
The Seven Treasure Hunts (1991) 304 kappaletta
Hooray for the Golly Sisters! (1990) 303 kappaletta
The TV Kid (1976) 295 kappaletta
The SOS File (2004) 295 kappaletta
The House of Wings (1600) 289 kappaletta
The Computer Nut (1984) 280 kappaletta
The Dark Stairs (1994) 263 kappaletta
A Blossom Promise (1989) 260 kappaletta
My Brother, Ant (1996) 260 kappaletta
The Night Swimmers (1980) 248 kappaletta
The Blossoms Meet the Vulture Lady (1986) 234 kappaletta
McMummy (1993) 233 kappaletta
After the Goat Man (1974) 210 kappaletta
The Golly Sisters Ride Again (1994) 205 kappaletta
My Dog, My Hero (2000) 199 kappaletta
Dead Letter (1996) 181 kappaletta
Two Thousand Pound Goldfish (1982) 173 kappaletta
Goodbye, Chicken Little (1979) 173 kappaletta
Beans on the Roof (1988) 164 kappaletta
The Moon and I (1991) 155 kappaletta
Coast to Coast (1992) 144 kappaletta
Disappearing Acts (1998) 111 kappaletta
Ant Plays Bear (1997) 106 kappaletta
Tarot Says Beware (1995) 106 kappaletta
Me Tarzan (2000) 105 kappaletta
Bingo Brown's Guide to Romance (1988) 98 kappaletta
Bingo Brown, Gypsy Lover (1600) 97 kappaletta
The winged colt of Casa Mia (1973) 94 kappaletta
The Glory Girl (1750) 92 kappaletta
Death's Door (1997) 78 kappaletta
Little Horse (2002) 75 kappaletta
Rama the Gypsy Cat (1966) 62 kappaletta
The Black Tower (2006) 55 kappaletta
Go and Hush the Baby (1971) 46 kappaletta
King of Murder (2006) 44 kappaletta
Boo's Dinosaur (2006) 34 kappaletta
Little Horse on His Own (2004) 34 kappaletta
The Joy Boys (1996) 32 kappaletta
The Lace Snail (1975) 20 kappaletta
Boo's Surprise (2009) 19 kappaletta
Growing Up Stories (1995) — Avustaja; Toimittaja — 10 kappaletta
Top Teen Stories (2004) — Toimittaja; Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
The dancing camel (1965) 4 kappaletta
Clementine (1962) 4 kappaletta
Bingo! (1989) 3 kappaletta
Completely Wild Stories (1998) 3 kappaletta
The Groober (1967) 2 kappaletta
Die geheimnisvolle Mondnacht (1995) 2 kappaletta
A Bean Birthday (1996) 2 kappaletta
Best of Betsy Byars (1985) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Scary Stories to Read When It's Dark (2000) — Avustaja — 100 kappaletta
The Illustrated Treasury of Modern Literature for Children (1985) — Avustaja — 64 kappaletta
Love Stories (1997) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta

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Virallinen nimi
Byars, Betsy Cromer
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Seneca, South Carolina, USA
Seneca, South Carolina, USA
Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
Furman University
Queens College (BA|English, 1950)
Myers, Laurie (daughter)
Duffey, Betsy (daughter)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Regina Medel (lifetime achievement ∙ 1987)
Newbery Medal 1971
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Married Ed Byars June 24, 1950, had three daughters and a son.




A great book to teach kids not to watch a lot of tv and to focus on the real world.
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skhan82 | 1 muu arvostelu | Apr 11, 2024 |
The summer she turns fourteen, Sara feels upset and dissatisfied about almost everything. Exasperated by her family. Disgruntled that her older sister is pretty and popular, and she’s not. Frustrated with her younger brother, who is mentally disabled and non-verbal. She loves him, but gets impatient sometimes. In this short novel that takes place over little more than twenty-four hours, Sara argues with her sister, frets about her hair, despairs over the color of her shoes, and is angry at a boy from school who supposedly stole her brother Charlie’s watch. It’s one of his few treasured possessions, that brings him calm when he listens to the second hand ticking. Then some swans fly over town and land on the lake near their house. Sara takes Charlie to see them. He is captivated by their beauty and grace, so quietly gliding on the still dark water. It’s hard for Sara to drag him away when it’s time to go home. Later that night, Charlie goes missing. Sara is sure he went back alone to see the swans on the lake, but nobody can find him. In the tense, anxious search for her brother, Sara realizes that all the other things she’d been upset about don’t really matter. (And that boy she was angry with turns out the be kind and helpful, not a thief). Things are looking up on the final pages. It does have a happy ending.

This book won a Newberry Award. I’m pretty sure I read it a long time ago, some parts felt very familiar to me. It does feel quite dated, the dialog in particular is so seventies feeling. But still a very good read.
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jeane | 65 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 18, 2024 |
6.5/10, a rather monotonous book that doesn't capture my attention, maybe it's the writing style.
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Law_Books600 | 20 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 3, 2023 |
Fun read about a dysfunctional family with plenty of plot for an adult to enjoy. I finished it in one sitting by staying up late...for me, that's a compliment.
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fuzzi | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 31, 2023 |



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